Administrators at Montgomery Place have voluntarily moved into the assisted living facility to provide service continuity amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) announced Tuesday that it is launching a community archive to collect resident responses to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Walgreens store and pharmacy in the Hyde Park Shopping Center, 1554 E. 55th St., was closed for cleaning Tuesday afternoon. The store had reopened by Wednesday afternoon, though the pharmacy remained closed and was scheduled to reopen Thursday.
After closing his physical store and holding an initial call with other business owners, Silver Room owner Eric Williams is planning weekly "Connecting Community" meetings every Thursday at 1 p.m. for residents to hear from experts on the evolving coronavirus pandemic and share space togethe…
A group of Mac Properties tenants announced Tuesday that they were beginning a rent strike on April 1, refusing to pay rent until their demands are met. Meanwhile, the property management company and landlord sent out its own email to tenants Monday, stating that it will “work with each resi…
Chicago Public Schools will roll out a remote learning plan on Monday, April 13, with schools setting time that students should spend in structured academic activity by grade level and a wealth of digital instruction for children of all ages.
Flood’s Hall announced over the weekend that it is launching an emergency loan fund that will pay out small amounts of money to people affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Montgomery Place has reported that it has been notified that a former short-term rehabilitation patient tested positive for COVID-19 after being transferred to the Rush University Medical Center for an unrelated issue.
The University of Chicago launched a $2 million initiative Monday to assist people and businesses on the South Side during the coronavirus outbreak.
In spite of a global pandemic that required the festivities take place online, the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club's annual Pancake Breakfast was a success this year, raising $4,005 for the 111-year-old youth nonprofit.
Chicago Police Department cruisers block traffic on the southeast corner of E. 53rd Street and S. Cornell Avenue, protecting a white Elantra that had been damaged earlier by another car. Police at the scene said that eyewitnesses had reported to them that a car traveling south on Cornell Ave…
With coronavirus largely closing the public sphere, parents are seeing more of their kids and, with schools and other institutions closed, taking an enhanced role in educating them. The Museum of Science and Industry has stepped up to the times, publishing a website, www.msichicago.org/scien…
Last week saw two armed robberies and a shooting occur in and around Hyde Park, as police also warned the community about catalytic converter thefts in February and March and two apartment building burglaries earlier this month.
The University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) announced Thursday that it is adopting a universal masking policy, allowing furloughed staff who are asymptomatic to come back to work. The decision will restore some capacity to the university health system, which has experienced a rapid incre…
Government and private-sector officials explained resources available to local business owners confronting the rapidly changing economic conditions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club's annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser will be conducted virtually on Sunday morning. Participants can fry pancakes from their home kitchens, post pictures online and donate to the youth programming nonprofit.
The Sophy Hotel is housing University of Chicago Medical Center staff for free through at least April 17.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday afternoon that public space around Lake Michigan would be closed to the public indefinitely, after large crowds gathered there during Wednesday’s spell of warm weather.
The Hyde Park Garden Fair Committee has cancelled the event, scheduled for May 15-16, on what would have been its 61st year.
Mona Oommen, who struggles with a chronic back problem, has been taking Pilates mat classes at Chaturanga Holistic Fitness in Hyde Park for eight years.
State Sen. Robert Peters (D-13th) has transitioned part of his campaign website into a resource page for people in need of help during the coronavirus outbreak. The page, petersforsenate.com/covid19-resources, contains information about housing, mutual aid, food pantries and economic assistance.
Over the past few weeks, as schools around the country close and parents find themselves taking care of children at home, many may find themselves at a loss for how to entertain them. Parks and playgrounds are closed, and social distancing requirements discourage play dates. Instead, a new t…
As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the economy, the South East Chicago Commission (SECC) has listed online resources to benefit local businesses and is planning virtual business consultations.
“Sew to specifications and always prewash and dry your fabric to eliminate shrinkage later.”
The University of Chicago Medical Center is accepting donations of equipment and medical supplies, including homemade fabric and cloth masks and hand-sewn gowns, caps and booties.
The Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit will hear oral arguments in Protect Our Parks (POP) vs. Chicago Park District, the suit attempting to block construction of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Jackson Park, on May 21 at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse.
The Hyde Park Refugee Project is asking for donations to help refugee families living in the neighborhood affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak. The organization, composed entirely of volunteers, assists 45 people across six families, many of whom have suddenly found themselves struggl…
At around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the Department of Water Management (DWM) lifted a boil water advisory for certain buildings on the 1400 block of East 53rd Street and the 5300 block of South Blackstone Avenue put in place for water main work.
In a Monday press release, the Hales Franciscan High School alumni association called on the school’s board of directors to use the empty building at 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave. during the coronavirus outbreak.
Police have charged a person of interest after a Monday drive-by shooting left a victim at the University of Chicago Medical Center with a chest wound, though not with assault or attempted homicide.
The Federal Highway Authority (FHWA) has asked the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) to review the authority's finding that the construction of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) and associated changes to Jackson Park will have no adverse effect on the Jackson Park Terrace Hi…
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, grocery stores around the neighborhood are modifying their hours to accommodate senior shoppers and other vulnerable populations. The Herald will update the below list with any new information.
The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) reported the following incidents as having occurred between March 16 and March 22.
Developments surrounding the coronavirus continued to envelop Hyde Parkers and all Illinoisans on Monday.
For anyone working on social issues, the coronavirus outbreak has been particularly disruptive — how do you continue to help people suffering from illness, poverty or discrimination in the middle of a pandemic? The Herald spoke with representatives from three organizations around Hyde Park t…
Two nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) — one who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and another who has not — say nurses at the hospital need more supplies and transparency to deal with the escalating coronavirus outbreak in the city.
After a two-year run, Vanille Patisserie has closed its storefront in Hyde Park, 5229 S. Harper Court, but the owner is looking for ways to maintain a presence in Hyde Park or the South Side.
Census Day is April 1, and the Census Bureau will do the counting largely online and over the phone. The federal agency mailed out instructions that were due to have arrived by March 20.
Metra began operating alternate weekday schedules on Monday, March 23, on all but one line to adjust for the reduced number of riders due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Montgomery Place is accepting donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) — chiefly face masks and gloves in addition to disposable gowns, eye protection and alcohol wipes — as the coronavirus pandemic continues in Chicago.
The Blackstone branch of the Chicago Public Library will close after Saturday, along with 60 other locations across the city, to help prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. Another 20 library locations will remain open, including the King branch, 3436 S. King Dr., and the Harold Wash…
A student at the Booth School of Business is the first University of Chicago student to test positive for COVID-19.
Three suspects carjacked a victim on March 17 in Kenwood.
Staci Robinson arrived to vote Tuesday at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC) only to see a sign that the polling place there was closed with instructions to call 3-1-1 for more information.
State Sen. Robert Peters (D-13th) won a close primary race against attorney Ken Thomas, after a chaotic election that took place during the coronavirus outbreak.
Hyde Parkers turned out to vote and coped with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak which caused the relocations of two area polling places and a measure of uneasiness among some voters.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, a group of Mac Properties tenants are asking for the cancellation of April rents, and they are threatening to begin a rent strike if the company does not comply.
The University of Chicago announced it will close all library locations on Friday, March 20, according to a staff email sent out Monday afternoon from library director Brenda L. Johnson.
Two infectious diseases specialists at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) urged people to stay home to help “flatten the curve” and limit the spread of the coronavirus in order to protect the most vulnerable.
The Illinois primary election will proceed as planned Tuesday, despite a growing coronavirus outbreak across the state.